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Thread: Portege R100 - Boot from external HDD

  1. Portege R100 - Boot from external HDD
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    I have a Portege R100 and the HDD failed. I installed a new HDD and I have the Toshiba recovery disks. I tried to boot from a generic USB CD-ROM but the laptop did not recognize it.

    I have a USB Toshiba FDD which it does recognize and I have a restore disk but I don't know how to go from there. Do I have to buy a Toshiba external CD-ROM and if so, which one?
    Any helpful suggestions?

  2. Re: Portege R100 - Boot from external HDD
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    Hi

    The booting from the external USB CD/DVD drive is not possible.
    Also you will be able to boot from the USB HDD!

    If you want to boot from the CD you have to use an compatible PCMCIA cards CD/DVD drive (16bit and Cardbus 32bit).

    For details check this Toshiba article:
    http://support.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/TSB5100S70004R01.htm

    and this other threads:
    http://forums.computers.toshiba-europe.com/forums/thread.jspa?messageID=97343&#97343
    http://forums.computers.toshiba-europe.com/forums/thread.jspa?threadID=8991&messageID=31246

    bye

  3. Re: Portege R100 - Boot from external HDD
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    Many thanks for your prompt help. I will now and try and find a suitable drive to borrow!!

  4. Re: Portege R100 - Boot from external HDD
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    Glad I could help

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